Love / Just Because / Valentine ~ Links

LETTERS OF LOVE ~ SHARE GOD’S AMAZING LOVE

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to remind our children not only of our love for them, but also of the incredible love that God has for them which never ends. God loved them and chose them (and us) for His own. Even before the foundation of the world! What an incredible thought. It’s an invitation open to anyone and the greatest love story that has ever been told. Share this great news with your child.

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LOVE / JUST BECAUSE / VALENTINE

Looking for letter writing tips for your sponsored children? I have so many ideas bubbling over for you in various stages of the production line, but it’s hard to find time to post at the moment – I’m hoping that you are busy and finding it hard to find time to read  :)  – but am posting this early, for anyone wanting to make sure their valentine packages of love arrive by the due date. In this post you will find FREE Bible verses about love; valentine countdowns; paper hugs (my favourite); words of love and encouragement for your child; mini notes of love and secret treats; photo fun ideas; ways to share God’s amazing love with others; as well as colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, activities, games, learn to draw, posters, bookmarks, other paper gifts and lots more creative ideas. Some of them are suitable for our sponsored children; others are more suitable for our own families, Sunday school, or home school students and then share a photo of your crafting adventures with your sponsored child. Many of the ideas in here are also perfect all year round. Let’s shower our precious children with our love and make sure we tell them about God’s great love for them, too.

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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT GOD’S LOVE FOR US

Zephaniah 3:17  The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.   [over us?! Wow!]

John 15:9  As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

John 15:13  Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

Romans 5:5  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Romans 5:8  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:35-39  Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Corinthians 2:9  But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.  [can’t wait, can you?]

1 Corinthians 13  If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

These are the attributes of God. His name fits perfectly. Have you ever tried to substitute your name for the word ‘love’ and see how you measure up? I have. Ye-owch!  :o

Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Colossians 3:12  God loved you and chose you for His own. 

[This is one of my favourites. I’ve made lots of bookmarks using this verse – why don’t you give it go? Add your child’s name and a pic they will love.]

Colossians 3:11-14  You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you. And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity.

1 John 3:1  Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!

1 John 4:10  In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT OUR LOVE FOR GOD

Deuteronomy 6:5  You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 7:9  Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.

Deuteronomy 10:12  And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?

Joshua 22:5  But take careful heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Matthew 22:37  Jesus said to him, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”

Ephesians 1:4  …just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love…

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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT OUR LOVE FOR OTHERS

Matthew 5:43-44  You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighborand hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.

John 13:34  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

John 13:35  “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Romans 12:10  Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.

Romans 13:8  Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

1 Corinthians 16:14  Let all that you do be done with love.

Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

1 Thessalonians 3:12  And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,

Colossians 3:12  Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 John 3:23  And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

1 John 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

More Bible verses about love  (BlueLetterBible) Did you know that the whole Bible is one big love story of God’s love for us? Of course you did! :)

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VALENTINE COUNTDOWN ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Valentine Day Countdown  (Happy Home Fairy) 16 Bible verse wallet cards for kids (2 pages; 8 per page); Turn a heart over each day to reveal a cute card with a heart on it and a Bible verse about God’s love; red, purple, and pink cards with happy hearts and dots; free printable

Loving to Serve – Valentine memory verse challenge  (Julia Bettencourt); memorise a Bible verse a day for 14 days; free printable

Valentine Day Countdown  (tipjunkie) Mini envelopes to open – include notes of love, Bible verses and maybe some little mini treats like stickers

Valentine Day Countdown  (tipjunkie) 14 mini envelopes placed on a larger heart – include notes of love, Bible verses and little treats to open each day.

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MAKE A BIG (PAPER) HUG ~ FREE PRINTABLE    love this idea!  :)

I love you this much  (happyclippings) Trace around your hands (or the hands of your child / grandchild / student), cut them out and join with a strip of paper – folds flat – when the hands are pulled apart, it says I love you this much. Very cute and so easy to make. Decorate if you wish. Idea: make the joining strip long enough to wrap around them in a hug

A paper hug  (HappyHomeFairy) a large heart (face) and 2 smaller hearts (hands) joined by an accordion paper strip (arms); make the joining strip long enough to wrap around them in a hug; very cute and easy to make; decorate if you wish with doodles, notes of love, hearts, stickers, etc.

Send a hug  trace around your hands and forearms, cut out, cross them over and attach them to the front of a card and decorate; idea: add some Bible verses or messages of love on the arms.

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SHOWER YOUR CHILD WITH WORDS OF LOVE AND ENCOURAGEMENT

Love notes  (marydeandraws) share some sweet, life-giving words with your kids with these super cute fill-in-the-blank notes decorated with hearts and room to add your own encouraging words – God made you super (complete with heart superhero and cape); It made my heart so happy when you… (the little heart is doing handstands); You amaze me… (heart with glasses reaching up to grab a star) ; I’m so proud that you… (with heart shaped balloon); 4 per page and suitable for boys or girls; free printable

100 ways to encourage a child  (fatherhood.org) free poster / creative ideas to tell your child how much you love them

20 Life-Giving Phrases for our Kids  (HappyHomeFairy) Share these 20 life giving encouraging phrases with your child from the Happy Home Fairy. They will become what you tell them they will be. Let’s speak LIFE over our kids and point them to Jesus!

Valentine – make your own hearts scratchies  (curbly) using silver paint and dish washing liquid; your child will scratch off the silver covering to find your cute personal messages underneath – 10 things I love about you or mix and match with Bible verses about God’s love; great fun

You are… love notes  (marydeandraws) with room to add your own words of encouragement and your child’s name with something for both boys and girls – tulip, snail, sunflower, dragonfly; All you have to do is print, cut your paper in fours, and have your kiddos fill in their favourite things about their buddies or fill in some for your kids any time to tell them just how amazing you think they are; 4 per page; free printable

Valentine – love notes  (marydeandraws) note cards decorated with cute hearts with faces (superhero, friends) that works for both boys or girls; 4 per page; free printable

I know something good about you  (coachingchronicles; scroll down) catchy, isn’t it? Don’t you just love that? Just what our kids need to hear. Adapt this classroom idea for your sponsored child. “…at the end of each year, the teacher writes something good about the student. The incoming teacher uses that valuable piece of information to make sure that every student feels loved as they enter their classroom on the first day of school in the new year…” Encourage your child and make them feel really special with this great bookmark idea; or tell them how much you love them; easy to adapt for Valentines Day and remember to add your child’s name and a Bible verse.

Valentine’s Day Certificate  (creativecertificates; scroll down) personalise your message and add your child’s photo or use one of their templates to customise your own; free printable

I love you because…  (tipjunkie) more creative ideas to tell your child how much you love them; you could also draw a page of doodles; or fill an envelope with mini love notes.*

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MINI NOTES OF LOVE AND SECRET TREATS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Mini Love Notes  (falala) I lovely love you / Happy Love Day / You are loved – cute little cards in soft colours that our girls will love; just add a Bible verse and a personal note of love; or these Mini Love Notes with magenta swirly writing on a soft blue background saying, Sending you hugs and kisses / You are so loved by me; free printable

Hide a note  or Bible verse about God’s love in a mini envelope and fill with heart stickers or these sweet paper hearts  (minted.com); free printable

Valentine Surprise Craft  (sundayschoolkids) a heart pops open to reveal a surprise – add your child’s photo, a note and a Bible verse about love; then decorate

Heart – origami  (Activity Village) hide a note of love, a tiny photo and a favourite Bible verse inside one of these origami hearts; use them as a gift tags, name tags or place cards; decorate a bookmark or greeting card; thread a loop and hang them up; make a mobile; or put them in a frame; instructions are free printable

Mini Loves Notes to Fold and Send  (camillestyles) adapt the messages for your sponsored child or use the idea to make your own; very cute

Heart – envelope surprise  Send a personal message of love and a Bible verse; this could be adapted to fit on one sheet of paper for your sponsored child to do as a craft

Valentine Scrabble Gram  (ohhappyday) write a personal message of love to your child using coloured scrabble  letters and pop them in a mini envelope; or use the idea to make your own on an A4 sheet of paper for your sponsored child to cut out and assemble as a craft; depending on the age of your child, you may need to include some hints or an answer page

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Heaps more cards, stationery, posters, bookmarks, puzzles, crafts and valentine ideas below – any of these ideas could be adapted to make a mini love note. Make sure you send extra for your child to share the love with their family and friends!

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VALENTINE / LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Valentine to Jesus  (ChristianAnswers) Heart to colour with room to write a note of love to Jesus – cute idea; here is their main index page – scroll almost down to the bottom to find it; free printable

Jesus loves me – colouring  (christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down) a page of hearts in a fun doodle style with these words in 3 separate hearts – Jesus – loves – me; free printable

John 3:16 valentine heart to colour / decorate  (ministry-to-children.com) with central letters in red spelling the word ‘valentine’ to relate Valentine’s day back to God’s love; there is also a black and white version; more John 3:16 valentine colouring pages; free printable

Jeremiah 31:3  (prudentpantry) I have loved you with an everlasting love; words inside a round frame and decorated with hearts; free printable

1 John 4:19 – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down almost to the end of the post to download) We love because He first loved us; words inside a heart rope frame and background decorated with fine detail flowers; free printable

John 15:12 – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down to end of post) This is My commandment, that ye love one another as I have loved you; words with fine detail flowers sweeping along the bottom and left sides; free printable

Colossians 3:14 – colouring  (indooroutdoorspace) And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony; words inside a large heart in a doodle style; free printable

A friend loves at all times – colouring  (Karla Dornacher; scroll down) one bird handing another bird a heart; in a sweet country style; free printable

Valentine sun catchers / cards  (BibleHome) colour your way to God’s Love; alternative link (BibleParent); free printable

Valentine – 4 colouring pages for kids  (lifeway) Jesus Loves You (showing 3 kids); God’s love is out of this world (rocket ship); A friend loves at all times (3 kids); I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever (singing birds); and also this God is love – colouring for younger children; words decorated with hearts, stars and a rainbow; free printable

1 Corinthians 13 – colouring  (abdaacts) the famous ‘Love is’ Bible chapter with a fine detail collage border of birds; free printable

John 15:13 – colouring  (flandersfamily) Greater love hath no one than this, that one would lay down his life for his friends; words in different vintage style fonts; free printable

Valentine hearts colouring pages  (coloringcastle) several pages to choose from – quilt looking hearts; one plain heart; fancy hearts; stars and stripes heart; hearts to count; 100 hearts; hearts with words (love, peace); heart with a rose; free printable

Valentine – colouring pages  (churchhousecollection; scroll down) several pages to choose from – Jesus is my valentine; Jesus lives in my heart; Bee mine Jesus; for younger children; free printable

Hearts – colouring  (coloringcafe) a page of hearts to colour decorated in a fun doodle style; free printable

Heart colouring pages  (Dover sample) swirly hearts, bees, butterfly, stars and roses

I love you – colouring  (Activity Village) in a fun doodle style; free printable (members only)

Valentine – sweet mini murals  (artprojectsforkids) to colour or use as a jigsaw; template is available for purchase

Jazz up your colouring page  combine or shrink your colouring pages to make a new and unique scene; add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial

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VALENTINE / LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

This is love – coded puzzle  (kimmitzothompson) Use the code to figure out what 1 John 4:10 says; free printable

Heart shaped Maze  Find the path through the heart to complete the Bible verse from Matthew 22:37 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart; free printable

Valentine for Jesus  (overthebigmoon) How do I love thee; let me count the ways; a cute fill-in sheet to send to your child with hearts to decorate; or encourage them to fill it in as a Valentine for Jesus; free printable

Love is – Word Search  (kidssundayschool) find words of love from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 hidden in this puzzle; free printable

Have a ‘Beary’ Happy Valentine’s Day – hidden picture puzzle  (hiddenpicturespublishing) featuring mommy bear and baby bears decorating with bears and hearts for Valentine’s Day; and pictures of 21 items to find; free printable

Valentine puzzles for kids  (tomkatstudio; scroll down to end of post) word search, word scramble, memory game, puzzle and decorations; free printable

Love bug valentine maze  (Activity Village) a cute puzzle decorated with bugs, hearts and flowers; free printable (members only)

Love Bible Puzzles for kids  (Goodsearch)

Design your own puzzle  choose some Bible verses about love and design your puzzles around them and specifically tailored to suit your child.

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VALENTINE / LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

The most beautiful Valentine ever  (sermon4kids) The Bible says, “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” That is what Jesus did when He died on the cross. He gave his life for me. That is why I say that the cross is the most beautiful valentine I have ever received. Jesus is the only one who has ever loved me enough to die for me.

A heart for service  (ministry-to-children) Let’s redirect valentines day and teach our kids to think of love in terms of agape, loving others as God does; and to encourage them to look for opportunities for service that will really make a difference in the lives of others; with practical tips on how to do that

Valentine heart tree  (igottacreate) punch out lots of coloured hearts to make this fantastic table decoration for your own family; or send the instructions with a photo for your child to make and decorate for something different (they could even make a white one using a blank sheet of paper – or even leaves – and just cutting out heart shapes)

1 Corinthians 13  (1plus1plus1equals1) a fun and creative way to learn the famous love chapter by making a bouquet of hearts; free printable

Hidden in the heart – craft  (childrensministry) to prompt kids to store God’s Word in their hearts; Sharing God’s heart tell a simple story of God’s love (especially for those who may not receive any valentines) where kids hold up and fold red hearts origami style, following the teacher as the short story is told; My heart bursts with love for you – craft  lace two hearts together, then fill with heart shapes, stickers or sweets; another fun and easy craft to share the love of God is to cut out pink and red paper hearts, decorate and fold them in half. Write “Happy Valentine’s Day” on the outside and “Love from…” and “Jesus loves you” on the inside; Touching Hearts – party idea a fantastic way to celebrate God’s love; Share God’s love (scroll down to number 5) make fun gift bags of love to give away to others; Valentine hug craft and poem – I made this great big hug just for you, To share my love, it’s true. Wrap it around you, all snug and tight, Hold it with all your might. For Valentine’s Day and all the year, God loves you – that’s reason to cheer; Handprint valentine heart so easy to make; then scan and print to send to your sponsored child – make sure you include a special message of love; plus many more valentine ministry ideas to help your child know God’s love and bless the people around them.

Heart pocket  (ministry-to-children) a fun and easy craft project with how-to video. Idea: fill with heart stickers, Bible verses about God’s love or Psalm 119:11 (hiding God’s word in our hearts); Teaching about God’s love and loving others  activities, games, craft, lesson ideas; Valentine – Bible crafts, games, lessons  free printable

Heart – finger puppets  very simple and easy to make; it’s just a heart with a face and a couple of finger holes; extremely cute; kids will love these and your kids will love making them. Use card stock, decorate and you may like to laminate them for your own children/students; include a Bible verse about love on the back; draw a sheet of them for your sponsored child to cut out and make; free printable

Jesus loves you – thaumatrope  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a fun optical illusion toy to cut out and make; free printable

Thaumatrope with words, Jesus loves me; free printable optical illusion toy for kids

Valentine Thaumatrope  (wildolive) a round tag with a heart on one side and words on the other, saying I love you; a very simple but very cute craft idea; free printable

Valentine Scripture Wreath – craft  (familyatthefootofthecross) using hearts shapes around a heart-shaped centre; this would also work well with a cross-shaped centre; make it on a large sheet of paper then scan it to send to your sponsored child

Valentine hearts – mobile  make hearts of different sizes with funky, girly swirls and hang them to make a mobile or use as nice hearts for crafts and cards; decorate or add a tiny touch of glitter; free printable

Foil heart craft for toddlers  (easypreschoolcraft) adapt for paper; perfect for your toddler to make, and then for you to scan to send to your sponsored child

Valentine printables  (Christianpreschoolprintables) – 4 pages of printable ideas – colouring, size sequence, cards, crafts, pop up card, decorations, Bible verse printables, games, and make sure you check out the hidden cross craft and the file folder games look interesting too. Adapt these ideas for any age.

Valentine – animals in love – pop up cards  (krokotak) print, cut out, fold and colour – dinosaur, whale, elephant, hedgehog; free printable

Heart shaped eyeglasses  (mrprintables) to make and wear; these look like fun; free printable

Valentine hearts – mobile  (Activity Village) and more valentine printables  crafts, cards, puzzles; free printable (members only)

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DANISH HEARTS (CRAFT) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Danish hearts (woven strips) are a lot of fun, and when you are making them with your own kids, have a play with paper of different textures – e.g. metallic, shiny, linen, embossed, glitter paper, craft or scrapbooking paper, origami paper, gift wrapping paper

Danish Heart with Bible Verse for kids  (tipjunkie) a larger heart with woven strips through it, then a smaller heart on top with Bible verse from 1 John 4:19 – We love because He first loved us; free printable

Danish Hearts  (haabet) with clear how-to illustrations

Danish – Fancy Hearts  (gingerbreadsnowflakes) using shiny paper

Danish – Fancy Hearts  (wardi; scroll down) with different shaped heart strips, if you are feeling more adventurous

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VALENTINE / LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Draw your child on one side of this blank heart and you (or your family) on the other  (coloring-nicole; scroll down) this is a great one to get your own kids involved with; free printable

Learn to draw a single long stemmed rose  (artprojectsforkids); pretty circle-shaped roses; draw a face to go behind the heart shaped glassesHearts and Fireworks Valentine  draw hearts with radial lines around them to create this fun effect; free printable

Learn to draw a simple but lovely long stemmed rose  (how-to-draw-cartoons); a rose in full bloom; or cartoon flowers  various levels of difficulty; free printable

Learn to Draw – Valentine Teddy Bears  (drawinghowtodraw; scroll down) various styles – big teddy holding a tiny teddy; a picnic basket full of teddy bears; tatty bear and more

Learn to draw a rose  (Activity Village) free printable (members only)

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VALENTINE / LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Guard your Heart – Paper Gifts (Red)  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible poster and matching wallet cards with Bible verse from Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it; a timely reminder for Valentine’s Day; free printable

FREE Bible Poster Proverbs 4.23

Guard your Heart – Paper Gifts (Blue)  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible poster, bookmarks, bookmark corners, to do list and matching wallet cards on a sweet blue background with Bible verse from Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it; free printable

FREE Bible Poster Proverbs 4.23 in soft swirly blue  FREE Bible Bookmark Corners; Proverbs 4.23 in soft swirly blue

Father’s Love Letter – Bible Poster  (fathersloveletter) a beautiful selection of Bible verses written as a love letter from God to you; available in 115 different languages and various formats so there is something for everyone; great idea for Valentine’s Day or all year round; free printable

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John 3:16 – Bible Poster for kids  (Happy Home Fairy) the best valentine ever; the Bible verse is written to spell out the word ‘valentine’ in mauve, pink, green and yellow; free printable

Love is – Bible Poster  (internetcafedevotions) featuring heart shaped flowers and Bible verse from Colossians 3:14 – Love is more important than anything else.. it is what ties everything completely together; it could also be printed as a Bible verse card or giant bookmark; free printable

You are loved – Poster  (amyjdelightful) decorated with sweet little birds and flowers in pastel pink, blue, teal and white; 5×7; free printable

1 Corinthians 13 ~ Bible Poster  (falala) word art in various colours; free printable

I am a child of God – Bible Poster  (childrens-ministry-deals) simple word art poster with Bible verse from 1 John; aqua and grey letters on a white background; free printable (via add to cart)

‘Owl always love you’ – Poster  (giraldohouseofpink) with bold pink writing and cute valentine clip art; free printable

Love is – Bookmarks  (thecraftyclassroom) small hanging coloured hearts on a white background; with Bible verse excerpts – love is patient; love is kind; love never fails; God is love; 4 designs; free printable

Valentine – Bookmarks  (Graphic Garden) with sweet country graphics and room to add a favourite Bible verse on the back; and matching Labels; Scrapbook/Gift Tags; and Recipe Cards; free printable

Hearts, Bows and Polka Dots – Bookmarks  (bookmarkbee) pink and red stitched hanging hearts on white and pink polka dot background and tied with a string bow; Valentine – Bookmarks  colourful patterned hearts, candy hearts with romantic messages, heart doodles, and a “Happy Valentine’s Day” message; add a Bible verse and a note of love on the back; 4 per page; free printable

Heart – Bookmarks to colour  (carlaschauer) filled with different shaped hearts in a fun doodle style; 5 per page; free printable

Valentine – Bible Verse Cards for kids  (blessedbeyondadoubt) in colour or to colour; 12 designs – a teddy bear blowing kisses; a turtle holding flowers; others holding hearts – lion, cow, penguin, dog; chick, elephant, giraffe, fox, mouse, monkey; 4 per page; free printable

Love – Bible Verse Cards  (thecraftyclassroom) Bible verses printed on heart shapes; print on colour paper; or print on white paper and decorate; 4 per page; free printable

Love – Bible Wallet Cards for kids  (christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down to ‘Valentine’s Day Bible Verse Cards) cute cards in soft colours with Bible verses about love; add a personal note of encouragement on the back; 8 per page; free printable

Love – Bible Wallet Cards  (rachelwojo; scroll down) Bible verse cards in red, pink, white and mauve; 8 per page; free printable

Love – Bible Wallet Cards for kids  (childrens-ministry-deals) pink, purple and mauve cards decorated with hearts and Bible verses from Psalm 119:11; John 3:16; Psalm 37:4; 1 Corinthians 13:4; 1 John 4:16; Mark 12:30; Romans 12:9 and one with words ‘Jesus loves you and so do I’; 8 per page; free printable (via ‘add to cart’)

Heart – Gift Box  (donteatthepaste) in pink, gold and white colours; send some heart stickers or printable hearts with Bible verses about God’s love to put in it, e.g. John 3:16, Colossians 3:12; free printable

Heart – Pillow Box  (katehadfielddesigns) tiny pink hearts on a white background; free printable

I Love You – Certificates  (printthistoday) make it official and let your child have a constant reminder of how much you love them; 5 designs; free printable

Valentine – Blank Labels  (paperglitter; left click on the pictures to download) pretty pink and cream girly labels with a doodle border; Valentine – Blank Labels  sweet and girly – ladybug, cupcake, butterfly – all with hearts; 6 per page; add a favourite Bible verse to turn them into wallet cards; Heart – Round Tags  (cleverly disguised as cupcake toppers) with pink hearts and the word love on them; or use the idea to make and decorate your own; add a touch of glitter; or print on sticker paper and turn them into valentine stickers; free printable

Heart – Gift Tags  (inchmark) a simple idea that could easily be adapted for paper and if you make your gift tag a bit longer, you will have a bookmark with room to include your child’s name and a favourite Bible verse

Valentine – Gift Tags  (pinterest) lots of ideas in different shapes and various colours; free printable

Valentine / Heart – Scrapbooking Paper  (sherykdesigns) to use for crafts, cards, mobiles; with no text so you can add whatever you like; 4 designs; free printable

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VALENTINE / LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ PHOTO FUN FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Found a photo frame or scrapbook page with two or more hearts? Use one frame for a photo and the other for a Bible verse or a personal message of love; or put your photo (or your family’s photo) in one frame and your child’s photo in the other.

Guard your Heart – Photo Frame  (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down) with Bible verse from Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it; free printable

FREE Bible Photo Frame with Bible verse from Proverbs 4.23 in soft swirly blue; add your child's photo!

Toddler valentine  (iammomma) Got a cute little toddler? Send some photos of them blowing kisses to your sponsored child. This idea is so cute for all year round.  :)

Your child’s photo will look cute in this kids sitting valentine  (artprojectsforkids) and why not add your photo to one too, so you can ‘sit’ next to your child.

Bright Pink Hearts – Photo Frame (Canon) in a doodle style; or how about this Valentine – Scrapbook Kit  in gingham, stripes and polka dots in red, mauve and white with one large frame; add your child’s photo or your family photo; here’s another scrapbook kit with more white in the background; another scrapbook kit here with a large xoxo and two frames; and this similar scrapbook kit has three heart shapes frames; scrapbook kit  in green, brown and beige tones with two frames; text may be variable within each kit; heart scrapbook tags; more valentine photo fun ideas; free printable

This free-printable smarties frame would go great with a verse like Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Idea: choose different font colours to match the smarties. Or have a sneak peek at how I used this frame for one of my own kids.

Valentine Photo Fun  Links to 30+ photo editing sites for some cute photo ideas for your child’s photo or your family photo

FREE Photo Frames  (scroll down); add your child’s photo or your family photo to one of these frames; free printable

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VALENTINE / LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ MORE CREATIVE IDEAS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

  • Make a heart shaped peek-a-boo card showing just the eyes peeking through. Delight your child when they open it up to discover a photo of your face or your child’s face inside.
  • Cut heart shapes from your own child’s finger paintings and use them to decorate your letter or join them together with a strip of paper; simple, very easy; sweet.
  • Make or draw cute bugs made out of hearts.
  • Make or draw a cute heart-shaped animal face, like an elephant; or a ladybug with heart shaped dots
  • Add a Bible Verse to a favourite valentine image, add your child’s name and a personal message of love and make your own:
    Bible Poster / Verse Card
    Bible Note Cards
    Bible Bookmark   add your child’s name!
    Bible Wallet Cards
    Bible Stickers
    Bible Verse in a Photo Frame
    Stationery

cutecolors.com  (click on ‘free clip arts’) scrapbooking tags, stationery, clip arts to make your own verse cards, stickers, etc; very cute for younger children; here is a sample of Grace’s lovely work; free printable

Plant seeds of love... Image: cutecolors.com

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VALENTINE / LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ CARDS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Guard your Heart – Note Cards  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it; free printable

FREE Bible Poster Proverbs 4.23 in soft swirly blue

Valentine – Handprint Card  (idearoom) 2 finger painted handprints in the shape of a heart; write a personal message or a favourite Bible verse around the edge to form the frame; very cute and simple; a great one to get your children / grandchildren / students involved

Sweet little notes of love  (amyjdelightful) in soft pink and green tones, polka dots, hearts and flowers that our little girls will love; print one of these, cut it out and adhere to the front of a nice quality piece of folded card to make your own personal greeting card for your child; there is a sweet little butterfly with hearts saying ‘I love you lots and lots’; or a cute little turtle saying ‘I love you it’s true’; a sweet pink Bambi saying ‘You’re such a dear’; free printable

Valentine Day’s Cards with Bible verse  (lifeway) speak God’s love through Scripture; 5 designs; free printable

Valentine – Greeting Cards  (Graphic Garden) free printable

elli.com  Cute and elegant printables – gift wrapping, stationery, envelope liners, petal shaped cards, note cards, gift boxes, hearts, cupcake flags, banners, paper bows, paper flowers; perfect for a note of love; free printable

I love everything about you  (tipjunkie) card to make; free printable

Valentine – pop up cards to make  (robertsabuda; scroll down) to make and colour; cute idea with detailed photos and instructions; valentine rose; valentine bear; valentine heart; flower; valentine box; free printable

Valentine Card – to make  (artistshelpingchildren) of a heart with hands and a face, tipping his hat

I love you – pop up card to make  (duitang) cut out the solid lines and fold on the dotted lines. Paste one smaller sheet on a darker one and voila; free printable

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VALENTINE / LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Guard your Heart – Stationery (Blue)  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) in sweet pastel blue with matching notepaper; mini envelopes and mini note cards; Bible verse from Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it; free printable

FREE Stationery with Bible verse from Proverbs 4.23 in soft swirly blue colours

Guard your Heart – Stationery (Red)  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it; by Paper Gifts for Estefany; free printable

FREE Stationery with Bible verse Proverbs 4.23

Valentine – Stationery  (graphicgarden); Envelopes; To-Do Lists; in a sweet country style; free printable

Valentine – Stationery  (pageborders) 20 designs to choose from with borders of hearts, doodles, dots and stripes in various colours; add a favourite Bible verse and some clip art if you wish; free versions are fine

Valentine – Stationery  (stationerytree)  some are the same as the link above but they are available in blank, lined or handwriting; pink hearts; teal hearts; red hearts; apricot hearts; rainbow hearts; add a Bible verse and some clip art if you wish; free versions are fine

Valentine – lined stationery for kids  (mondedestitounis) some cute designs for younger children; beautifully coloured; while you are there, click on ‘autre papiers’ to find more; free printable

Valentine – Stationery  (sophia-designs) for your note of love; several designs to choose from; lined or unlined; here is a sweet little one with apricot bows – blank or lined; a tub of heart-shaped balloons – blank or lined; mauve elephant blowing hearts – ‘a ton of love coming your way’ – blank or lined; a border of purple, orange, green, yellow and pink coloured hearts – blank or lined; a rose threaded through the word ‘love’ against a pink topper – blank or lined; apricot hearts and xoxo down your page – blank or lined; spotted green frog with red heart behind him and holding a heart-shaped pink and mauve flower – blank or lined; free printable

Love – Stationery  (Canon) trendy word art border in red, gold and white, on beige background with matching envelope; Sweet Pink Roses – Stationery 3 colours; Heart – Stationery  hearts with a background wash; 7 colours; with matching envelopes; Heart – Stationery  one large single heart with a background wash; 3 colours; Teddy holding Heart – Stationery in 3 colours; free printable

Hearts – Stationery  (amphorastationery; scroll down to bottom)  featuring a border of brightly coloured hearts; free printable

Valentine – Stationery  (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down) this is the mother lode of free stationery and there is lots here suitable for your letter of love; free printable

Valentine – Stationery  (printthistoday; scroll down to ‘valentine’) click on each image and it will take you to different pages with more stationery; or click on ‘valentine day’ up on the top header and scroll through what is available; free printable

I love you – Stationery  (Activity Village) in a fun doodle style for kids; blank, lined or handwriting; free printable (members only)

Valentine – Stationery  (paperglitter) pink and girly notepaper/card and envelope – Kawaii cake and pink heart; free printable

Valentine – Stationery  (Goodsearch) free printable

Jazz up your envelopes for your homeschool or Sunday school class if you are including any special treats like heart stickers

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Word Cloud Generators  NOT feeling creative? But want to do something special for your sponsored child? Type in a Bible verse about love – in any language; click a button and it will do creativity for you. Or type in your child’s name; add some words of love about them. Make it a gift your child will treasure

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Phew, that post was enormous. There are enough ideas in here to keep us going for months. Now, all that is left is to make sure we tell them about Jesus… don’t forget!  :)

Tell them about Jesus!

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9 thoughts on “Love / Just Because / Valentine ~ Links

  1. You have a beautiful site! we sponsor through world vision and this is such an amazing amount of fun things you have put together for the children. I have had so much fun looking through your posts!

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